André Lhote 1885-1962
N05073 Study for 'Hommage à Watteau' (Homage to Watteau) 1918
Inscribed 'A. LHOTE.' b.r.
Oil on canvas mounted on plywood, 13 1/8 x 10 1/4 (33 x 26)
Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith 1940
Prov:With Galerie Druet, Paris (purchased from the artist); [?through Mansard Gallery, London]; Frank Hindley Smith, Southport
Exh:[?French Art 1914-19, Mansard Gallery, London, August-September 1919 (130) as 'Sketch for "Homage to Watteau"']
The artist stated of this work (in a letter to W.J. Strachan of 10 July 1952): 'It is one of the sketches for "Homage to Watteau", a picture painted in 1918, measuring 1.20m x 0.9m, formerly collection Dorival ... The painting is at present in my possession. Some interesting sketches were made for it, that of the Tate Gallery is the least abstract, the others are more simplified…